Jaeden Martell (Knives Out), Sophia Grace Gianni (film debut), John Turturro (Do The Right Thing), Eve Hewson (Bridge of Spies), Chris Messina (I Care A Lot), Michelle Wilson (Premature), Chloë Sevigny (Boys Don’t Cry), Stephen McKinley Henderson (Fences), Melissa Mandisa (Tic), Nick Pulinski (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Martin Krejcí (film debut), director; Olivia Dufault (film debut), writer; Declan Baldwin (The Architect), Lauren Beck (Manchester by the Sea), Benjamin Blake (film debut), Josh Godfrey (Suspiria) and Kimberly Steward (Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People), producers; Nick Urata (Paddington), composer; AndrewDroz Palermo (A Ghost Story), cinematographer; Joseph Krings (Captain Fantastic), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Paul (Martell), a young boy on the cusp of his teenage years, has a rare condition that causes large amounts of hair to grow all over his face and body, known as “Wolfman Syndrome”. On the eve of his 13th birthday, Paul goes in search of his mother who had abandoned him at birth, discovering a handful of life lessons along the way…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
This charming coming-of-age tale mixes heartfelt human drama with Tim Burton-style strangeness, with young lead actor Jaeden Martell donning heavy make-up to become the titular hairy being.